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Aston, Elaine
A good night out for the girls : popular feminisms in contemporary theatre and performance / Elaine Aston and Geraldine Harris
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
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 4th Floor  PN1590.W64 A875 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Feminism and theater
Feminist drama -- History and criticism
Women in the theater
Women in the performing arts
Theater audiences -- Great Britain
Physical Description viii, 218 pages ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 194-205) and index
Contents Introduction: "a good night out for the girls" -- Jam and Jerusalem, sentimentality and feminism: calendar girls -- Roaring women and class acts: the naked truth and the Chippendales' ultimate girls night out -- Age liberation: Susan Boyle, "Grumpy old women" and Virginia Ironside's monologues -- Once more with feeling: Joanna Murray-Smith's The female of the species and Nic Green's trilogy -- Work, family, romance and the utopian sensibilities of the chick megamusical Mamma Mia! -- The ghosts of new burlesque -- Entertaining others: Shappi Khorsandi and Andi Osho -- "Are we there yet?": final reflections & Marisa Carnesky's Ghost train
NOTE Gift from an anonymous donor, 2013
Series Performance interventions
Alternate Author Harris, Geraldine (Geraldine Mary)

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